Re: How should data and publications resulting from publicly funded research be shared?

From: Barry Mahon <barry.mahon_at_IOL.IE>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 15:14:51 +0100

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On Wed, 19 Dec 2007 07:32:28 +0100, N. Miradon <nmiradon_at_YAHOO.FR> wrote:

> Back in June of this year the European Commission issued an "Invitation to
> contribute to the public consultation on the Green Paper on the European
> Research Area" [0]
> The results of this "Stakeholder Consultation" are now available

One comment in the report which I found interesting -

"Regarding the main factors hindering efficient knowledge transfer to industry, almost all
respondents highlight cultural differences between the business and science communities and a
lack of incentives. In order to address this issue, a number of options are proposed, ranging from
guidelines or financial incentives to legislative initiatives (similar to a Bayh-Dole act for Europe).
Respondents generally supported non-legislative approach, with model contracts, charters,
guidelines and financial incentives being firmly supported as long as they remain purely voluntary."

This would seem to conflict with the view that research results should be 'open'

Does 'financial incentives' mean that if research is (part or whole) funded by industry then the results might be restricted??
Received on Wed Dec 19 2007 - 14:19:59 GMT

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